Learning about residential schools in elementary grades 'non-negotiable,' Alberta's education minister says
News/Canada/Edmonton: Despite the recommendations of hand-picked government advisers, Alberta elementary school students will learn about residential schools in a new curriculum, the education minister says.
Mandatory wearing of life-jackets on floatplanes delayed 9 months, angering crash victims
News/Canada/British Columbia: A key safety improvement designed to save lives in floatplane crashes has been postponed again. Inflatable life-jackets, to be worn by passengers instead of stored under seats, were to become mandatory Sept. 6.
Justin Trudeau asked to help with Jordan Naterer search during Memorial University town hall
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: When Justin Trudeau held a virtual town hall Wednesday night with students and staff of Memorial University, one of the questions focused on a matter thousands of kilometres away.
How Doug Ford's COVID-19 legislation helps advance his party's agenda
News/Canada/Toronto: Premier Doug Ford is facing accusations of using the response to COVID-19 as a guise to advance his political interests by adding unrelated measures to legislative bills that contain pandemic measures.
The Liberals had the leverage this week — but it might not last
News/Politics: This week's excitement ended quietly on Wednesday afternoon, brought to a formal conclusion by a vote of 180 nays to 146 yeas. But the break in tension may be short-lived — and it's not clear how the partisan players will conduct themselves now in the wake of this week's showdown.
Military members who report sexual misconduct still say they're being dismissed by chain of command: report
News/Politics: Five years into the Canadian military's formal crackdown on sexual misconduct, some in the Armed Forces who report sexual offences still report being bullied, harassed and singled out by superior officers, according to a new report by an agency of the Department of National Defence.
Prime minister adds voice to those asking that search resume for hiker missing in B.C.
News/Canada/British Columbia: Justin Trudeau weighed in Wednesday on the search for the missing Vancouver software developer, who is believed to have headed out for an overnight hike and never returned.
Climate change driving food insecurity in First Nations while government stands by, report says
News/Politics: The federal government is not doing enough to support First Nations communities contending with food insecurity problems made worse by climate change — and is aggravating the situation by failing to adequately reduce greenhouse gas emissions — says a new report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch.
Ottawa professor apologizes for using N-word, regrets growing controversy
News/Canada/Ottawa: University of Ottawa professor Verushka Lieutenant-Duval has apologized for using the N-word during a class discussion, and said she's now worried the controversy is being taken up by people with extreme positions.
Judge issues injunction to end interference, threats against Sipekne'katik fishery
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has issued a temporary court injunction to end blockades, interference and threats against Sipekne'katik band members lobster fishing in southwest Nova Scotia.
MHA's comment about homeless 'choosing' risky lifestyle in wake of Inuk man's arrest draws criticism
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: A video showing a police officer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay throwing a handcuffed homeless Inuk man to the ground has spurred an independent investigation and deeper conversations about homelessness in the community, with some taking issue with area MHA Perry Trimper's comment that the town's homeless population is "choosing" a risky lifestyle.